- Allied party against central government
- Akali Dal opposing farmer ordinances
- Said – We are not consulted
Amid opposition from farmers in Punjab, Shiromani Akali Dal, an ally in the central government, has opposed the Farm Ordinance introduced in the Lok Sabha on Monday. The party says that before passing this bill in the cabinet, the central government did not take any advice from it.
Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Tuesday, 'The government should have consulted with parties like SAD, which are parties of farmers and poor. We were not told anything about this ordinance. When it was brought to the cabinet, our representative raised questions. These ordinances are affecting Punjab the most. The farmers of Punjab have not received answers to their questions.
The party had earlier supported the Centre's move, but there was a meeting of the Akali Dal Core Committee on Saturday, in which the party appealed to the Center not to bring these three ordinances to the Lok Sabha until the farmers' There is no talk on the issue of reservation. After this, the party has changed its stand.
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Explain that farmers in Punjab and Haryana are opposing these three agricultural ordinances, which were brought on 5 June – Farmers' Production Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, 2020, Price Assurance and Agricultural Services Ordinance, 2020. The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement 2020 and Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020. On Tuesday, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Ordinance, 2020 has also been passed in the Lok Sabha, which provides food grains, pulses, oilseeds, edible oils, onion potatoes Provides removal from the list of essential items.
The Akali Dal has opposed this. They say that being a party of farmers, they cannot support anything that goes against the 'Annadars' of the country, especially Punjab. Sukhbir Badal said that his party is the party of farmers and that to protect their interests, his party is ready to pay any price.
Video: Farmers took to the streets to protest against the Agriculture Ordinance